YOURSAY 'The country is running short of money and this is mainly a result of mismanagement from top to bottom. This negligence is for the rakyat to bear.’
Not Smart: It is nothing new for BN to blatantly breach its promises. It has breached a host of promises after GE13 and will continue to do so until GE14.
It’s a pity that people in the rural areas are not aware of the pain and suffering that is coming around the corner. The handing out of Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) will coincide with the price hikes and BN will claim that it too is concerned about the ‘inevitable’ hikes and that it is in fact assisting the rakyat.
Another pity is that these people will fall for it and no know about the long-term impacts. They fail to see the insincerity and dishonesty of BN after having voted it in. Come GE14, the people will forget all the broken promises of the BN.
Paul Warren: Former Temerloh MP Saifuddin Abdullah, you might be a nice guy and all, but that does not mean you must believe everything your buddies tell you.
Why is it that a majority of the voters don't believe anything they say, but you, having worked alongside them and being on the inside, cannot see it for yourself?
Why do you guys insist on being in this state of delusion that BN is honest and truthful about anything?
Straight Citizen: The agreement to allow concessionaires to increase toll charges is foolhardy at best. It should have never been offered in the first place.
Toll operation is a sure-win business, given the increase in population. They all are already reporting huge profits and are assured of more as traffic volume keeps increasing.
Pemerhati: PM Najib Abdul Razak and Umno must have been hoping that, going by their past experience, after the passage of several months, the vast majority of voters will not remember the false promises tjhey made during the general election campaign.
Unfortunately for them, there now is the alternative media and a few people like Saifuddin, who are exposing their well-laid plans and strategies to fool the Malaysians.
Saifuddin and a handful of others like him, such as Kepala Batas MP Reezal Merican Naina Merican , should not be surprised if they get hauled up by Najib for a pep talk.
iiiizzzziiii: The name of the game is keep the masses stupid through education by lowering its standard. This has helped to create an illusion that the standard has been maintained, or is even better than the rest of the world.
When you had have achieved this, those in power can virtually do anything and get away with it because the rural folk have been kept in the dark, while the urban folk, who are more aware and exposed, have awakened from their deep slumber and started to roar.
As the saying goes, never awaken a sleeping lion or else... Let's wait for the political tsunami that is coming our way.
Anonymously: Saifuddin continues to amaze and impress me. It is hard to believe that this highly respectable gentleman is from Umno Baru.
Anonymous #07451242: Excellent statement from a true people's politician, but unfortunately he is in the wrong party.
Cala: My dear Saifuddin, may I suggest that you look at the impending toll fares in the larger context? Essentially, the Umno-led BN regime practices "extractive political institutions", meaning a form of authoritarian rule.
Is there sufficient freedom of speech? If there is a debate in Parliament, are the voices heard? Are policies pluralistic? Hence, Saifuddin should not be surprised by the lack of "inclusive economic institutions".
The opposite is true. See the mushrooming of independent power plants (IPPs) and the operators making obscene annual profits? See also the negotiated tenders. The toll fares hike is only part and parcel of the "extractive economic institutions".
The West progresses because they actively promote freedom of speech. All the views are heard because access to information is encouraged. But the opposite is true in Malaysia.
Who controls the mainstream media? What is the purpose of the Official Secrets Act? Isn’t freedom of assembly curtailed?
Clearly Saifuddin, the welfare of the people, the road users, etc, is secondary. Here, the ruling elites have a larger design.
Geronimo: Raise the toll rates and the rakyat will consign the BN government to the trash bin for good.
The country is running short of money and this is mainly the result of mismanagement from top to bottom. This negligence is now for the rakyat to bear.
Umno Baru must face the music. If it cannot manage, resign and call for a new election. As I see it, things will be getting from bad to worse, and they are spiralling out of control.
Ukinana: No problem, Najib will counter this negative impact by repeatedly telling voters that Pakatan Rakyat leader Anwar Ibrahim has lied in saying there were 40,000 Bangladeshi phantom voters in GE13.
And Najib actually thinks that it (by repeating this 100 times) will work!
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